A new shipment of Malabrigo Mecha has arrived! Earlier this month Malabrigo expanded their color collection for Mecha, their 100% Superwash Merino bulky weight yarn.
Customers love Mecha because of its vivid and rich multi-layered colors. Mecha is soft and has a fantastic loft. Its slightly thick-and-thin texture makes it the perfect yarn for quick but not-too-heavy projects such as hats, cowls, mittens, headbands and even sweaters.
The new Mecha colors are ones Malabrigo fans are familiar with from Rasta and Rios and include Diana, Frank Ochre, Camaleon, and Wabi Sabi which is shown below.
There are several hat patterns that I love in Mecha. Three of my favorites are Shae Beanie by Aspen Leaf Knits, Estuary Beanie by BKnitsHandmade, and Love Your Lands Beanie by Smeeny Made Wild.
Notice how Mecha shows off stitch definition whether it is the cables in Shae Beanie or the (purposefully) twisted stitches shown in Estuary Beanie.
Love Your Lands Beanie highlights Mecha’s hand-dyed tones in a broken-rib pattern that makes this simple slouch beanie beautiful.
Shae Beanie by Aspen Leaf Knits
Estuary Beanie by BKnitsHandmade
Love Your Lands Beanie by Smeeny Made Wild
If you are looking to make a cowl with Mecha, I have some great suggestions for you.
The first is GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley. Though shown below in a solid color, this is the most knit pattern in Mecha. I think it is because of how Mecha’s softness and the hand-dyed colors create a fun, versatile and gorgeous project.
Part snood and part cowl, Getting Warmer by Espace Tricot is a simple and stylish project that you can make with Mecha.
In the photo below, it is shown knit in Woolfolk Luft which we also carry; however, Mecha is another wonderful (and less expensive) yarn choice. This cowl can also be worn pulled over one or both shoulders for extra warmth.
Switch Trick Cowl is a project Tori Reid taught earlier in the year at the store. This squishy, chunky cowl, designed by Jenny Monteleone in Mecha is full of fun techniques including brioche rib, tuck stitches, and a stretchy i-cord bind off. These techniques make your color combination shine. Flip the cowl upside down or switch it to be worn inside out, any direction looks great.
Two sweaters that are gorgeous in Mecha are Carbeth and Carbeth Cardigan by Kate Davies Designs.
Designed to be knit with 2 strands of DK combined to make a bulky weight (two suggestions would be Moordale from Rowan or Roan DK from Primrose), you can also knit them using 1 strand of bulky weight Mecha.
To ensure random color distribution however, Malabrigo recommends working from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball as skeins may vary even within the same bag or dyelot.
Our sale continues through the end of the month:
November is a great time to shop for holiday knitting and gift giving especially at a great discount. Yarn and accessories that have been 30% off are now 40% off! And as those yarn and accessories sell out, we’ll be adding other yarn on sale at 40%.
Check out the sale room each time you stop by to see the latest yarns that are 40% off.
A Quick Preview of one of our Black Friday and Small Business Saturday specials!
Private Help Sessions:
If you need more in-depth help, such as learning to knit or needing us to read through an entire multi-page pattern, you will want to take advantage of private lessons that are now being taught at the store. Classes are $20 per half hour and $35 for a full hour. Please ask us for more information and to schedule a time for you to meet with one of our instructors.
Wednesday Morning Knitting and Crocheting:
Wednesday mornings at 10am.
Knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome at our Wednesday morning sit and knits. There is no charge, but we request that you use yarn purchased from Wasatch and Wool Yarns.
We love when visitors drop by for our knitting get togethers. If you are working on a project from home, let us help you find a souvenir that you can bring back from your trip to Park City.
Happy Knitting and Crocheting,